The Crashaw Prize for Poetry
For the publication of debut collections of poetry from major new talents
The Crashaw Prize
“The Crashaw Prize is an international annual prize for a first collection of poetry. Entrants must not have been published before, and must permanently reside in the UK & Ireland, the USA, or Australia & New Zealand.
Salt accept submissions of poetry manuscripts postmarked from 1st January until 31st October each year. The winners will be announced in December and published the following June.
The Richard Crashaw Prize winners will receive synchronous publication in hardback in the UK and Australia and in paperback in the USA by Salt. There may be up to six winners each year. Winners will be issued with a standard publishing contract from Salt.”
Pretty cool, eh? If you are thinking about putting a first collection together, this seems like an opportunity you might want to take up.
See http://www.saltpublishing.com/prizes/poetry/crashawprize.php for the Terms and Conditions of the prize.